Wintergreen Woods

Natural Areas: Wintergreen Woods

State Designated Nature Preserve [#177; 2001]

Wintergreen Woods

Wintergreen Woods Trail. Click to enlarge

Wintergreen Woods is a boreal flatwoods home to several species relatively rare in Indiana, though more common to the north. Paper birch is here, as are Canada mayflower (in spring) and wintergreen, a low evergreen plant that produces one or two red berries late in the year. Many fern and amphibian species are present. I possess an excellent trail brochure, but the lollipop trail it describes has not always been discernable on my visits. The general ambiance is soggy with multiple opportunities for the incautious to get their feet wet. Mosquitoes are generally horrific, and there is usually freeway noise, but the woods are well worth a visit.


LaPorte County. From the intersection of IN 39 and US 20 in LaPorte County, north 4.0 miles on IN 39, then left on 925N for 1.75 miles. The preserve is on the right; park along road.

GPS: N 41 44.459 W 86 46.077



Finder Sketch

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Nearby Natural Areas (miles)

Ambler Flatwoods (3.3)
Barker Woods (8.9)
Mount Baldy (9.2)
Spicer Lake Nature Preserve (13.1)
Great Marsh (13.4)
Luhr County Park (15.4)
Kemil Beach (15.8)
Glenwood Dunes Trail (17.6)
Bendix Woods County Park (18.8)
Bluhm County Park (19.5)